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|Jan-15-13|| ||DcGentle: Well done, <tpstar>. Nice games, maybe we could have a full list of all the other candidate games as well? No need to attach a pun to them, most of them have it already.|
I wonder how many of these games have theoretical relevance, anyways, this game The World vs Akobian, 2012 has it. But I guess anybody here knows it already. :-)
Once more, thank you!
|Jan-16-13|| ||OhioChessFan: <Well done, <tpstar>. Nice games, maybe we could have a full list of all the other candidate games as well? No need to attach a pun to them, most of them have it already.>|
<DcG> I would never volunteer <tps> for more work, though I have to admit the exact same thought <did> cross my mind.
|Jan-17-13|| ||tpstar: <TheAlchemist> Howdy Uros! =)|
Great to hear from you. I wish you could spend more time here, but I hope things are going well.
A rundown of the latest. <iron maiden> and <yoozum> went to college, while <acirce> and <percyblakeney> are on hiatus. <square dance> is gone but not forgotten, then <cu8sfan> is busy for now. <refutor> got married, and <Honza Cervenka> had a baby. <Benjamin Lau> kept his word and never came back, while <CrackerSmack> finally shut up. <SBC> and <BishopBerkeley> come by rarely, while <PinkPanther> and <clocked> don't. <azaris> is here but mostly for football; <Cyphelium> is hit and miss. <zanshin> and <pulsar> are away and I really hope they return. <kvcs> took her activism act elsewhere, but <Chess Champ> got confused by the chessforum system and hit the road. Last but not least, everybody's favorite LifeMaster is on everybody's manual ignore.
We have more chess professionals visiting than before. <ray keene> remains active on his page, but <eric schiller> has real medical problems holding him back. <imlday> is around but was treated badly regarding the M61MG business. <Susan Polgar> stops by regularly, more on Wesley So's page than her own, and <Nigel Short> follows his page. <DarkNolan>/Gata Kamsky checks in sometimes, and <Wesley So> did before (long story). Natalia Pogonina and Yelena Dembo are also active.
You missed the part about the hate group, and the ill-fated teaching project, and The Seven who got suspended, and the dustup over a World contest ("spacebar masters"), and the guy who blamed me for his bowel problems, and several cyberstalking incidents. Importantly, we now know that Ace of Base is the best antidote against Carlsen Fanboyism.
See you around! ;>D
|Jan-17-13|| ||OhioChessFan: I'm always amused by this parting shot from <kvcs>:|
<Nov-03-07 YOU HEARD IT HERE....
Opps; got to the site too late [by nine hours] to renew our Premium Membership...but will do so again in the near future!!!
BUT---the new president of U.S.A. will be Hillary Clinton with Barack Obama as V.P.
PS This will be the "third" four year term for the termagant>
|Jan-17-13|| ||OhioChessFan: I join <JFQ> in her admiration of your chess history knowledge. Maybe you'll find the following interesting. I went and checked out the last post by some of the people you mentioned.|
After a 21 month hiatus, <Iron Maiden> made his last post in September 2011 in the first round of <YouRang> prediction contest.
<yoozum> <cu8sfan> <refutor> <Honza> and <acirce> post occasionally.
<percyblakeney> made this cryptic final post on 2/26/11 on the Kasparov page: <I sometimes get the feeling I am writing on the wrong site though, might be time to finally do something about that now :-) >
<square dance> last posted on 5/4/11 (and was last seen 12/13/11)<To get some sense of Morphy's incredible mind, read this story by Falkbeer. <Then imagine this mind reviewing modern chess texts at light speed and not only remembering every footnote but also understanding and improving on it.>>
<square dance: it doesn't have to be imagined; his name is anand.>
<Benjamin Lau> made this innocuous post after a lot of fireworks for his last word on 5/26/04. There's even a plea for peace by you a little farther down the page.
Kramnik vs Anand, 1999
<I agree, although Anand was down two pawns at that point so there wasn't very much he could do anyway.
Kramnik's efficient attack in this game is very smooth and well conducted. His style is precise and fleeting, I always follow his attacking themes whenever I play a Queen's Gambit Accepted.>
This is taking much longer than I expected, so I will stop here. If you don't care for it on your forum, that's fine, just get rid of it. If you like it, I might chase down the rest of the final words of those people.
|Jan-17-13|| ||parmetd: forgive me Tony, but what game "won" ?
Also, do you know what happened to <acirce> or <drkodos> by chance? They were some of my favorite users...
|Jan-17-13|| ||tpstar: <what game won> A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012|
1-10 are here = Game Collection: Best Games of 2012
The other 60 are listed by each voter. We usually don't put them all in order.
<drkodos> was around a few times last year. I made a comment regarding him coming back but that page has since been shut down. He does have a feisty streak. :-)
I do not know about the other.
|Jan-18-13|| ||TheAlchemist: Thanks for the recap :-), some of those I was aware of, some not. I miss a few other people who don't seem to be around much anymore, shame. I actually do visit often, if only to see what's going on, but it's true I haven't really posted much lately. I know I should probably change that, but then I don't know what to write about, though I still have much unfinished business.|
|Jan-18-13|| ||Benzol: Additional update information. <suenteus po 147> got married too and
User: GMIanRogers has become a member as well.|
|Jan-18-13|| ||tpstar: <Peter got married> My condolences. :P|
<GMIanRogers> Oy! Oy! Oy!
|Jan-18-13|| ||OhioChessFan: <User: GMIanRogers has become a member as well.>|
Well, he joined 6 years ago but finally got around to posting.
|Feb-11-13|| ||mckmac: < tpstar > I have just read your post on Anand - Gelfand 1/6/2012 |
Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship (2012)
Thanks a bunch for the laughs. Very funny!
|Feb-12-13|| ||tpstar: <mckmac> Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it. :-)|
|Feb-28-13|| ||Bengambit: Hey tpstar,what and how do you stop a "Pawn Grabber/Thief" this player thinks getting pawns is playing chess,but the game is boring with no strong or sharp tactics involved,and I rather setup for mate than to play a long drawn game trading pawns for a win,help me...........|
|Feb-28-13|| ||tpstar: <Bengambit> You can't stop a Pawn Grabber/Thief but you can make them pay for it. =)|
When your opponent is overly materialistic, try to set traps like Forks and Skewers so you come out ahead. If you are down material, trade Pawns and not pieces because you want to stay in the middlegame and not reach the endgame.
Solving puzzles every day is a great way to improve your tactics. Good Luck! =)
|Feb-28-13|| ||OhioChessFan: <BG> I recall a Pawngrabber in high school. He annoyed me for the same reason. Played the Queen out early, always looking to steal the b or g Pawn. Some practical advice: Get your Knights out quickly to c3/6 and f3/6. They are such useful defenders on those squares and make life much easier. Make attacking moves so he has to respond to a threat and doesn't have a free move to set up the Queen's attack. Don't overreact to the capture of a Pawn by focusing too much on attacking/capturing that piece(My biggest problem) If you continue to make good developing moves, you may not miss the stolen Pawn anyway. It takes at least 3 moves to steal a Pawn (Develop the piece, capture the Pawn, return the piece to a decent development square), so use that time for general development and you may be able to blow him off the board with an attack.|
|Feb-28-13|| ||Bengambit: Tpstar and OhioChessFan/The Ohio Players (remember them??) thanks and your both are right on with your advice,so it's off to the game collections to get some "poison pawn" advice from masters and Ohio it does take three moves to take a pawn,I will let you both see the games that I play.....now I am off to "Catch A Thief".....|
|Mar-08-13|| ||OhioChessFan: In general, do you think the concerns about lead paint are justified? Harmful if eaten, breathed, etc?|
|Mar-21-13|| ||Bengambit: Hey tpstar,thank you for the advice on doing chess puzzles because now I getting my sense's sharp to see mating combinations ,traps,and to look at the whole board ,but on some of the puzzles why do I get apprehensive when I see my position is under attack,I have a tendency to defend,but when I see the answer to the puzzle I realize that I didn't see the answer because I'm looking to defend when I don't have to. Why do I do that??? And many times I missed the answer also when I play it costs me the game many times over,why do I feel that way?????|
|Mar-21-13|| ||tpstar: <Bengambit> Keep in mind that puzzles are a little contrived, as you know that "something's there" so you look for forcing moves and sacrifices, versus a real game where nobody tells you there's a combination to be found. Tactics and strategy do go hand in hand, so keep practicing both.|
<lead paint> I think our mainstream media has three set stories that they pull out during a slow news week, with potential appeal to parents with children: lead paint, human trafficking, and Boy Scout abuse cases from eighty years ago.
|Apr-02-13|| ||OhioChessFan: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Z399TJ5X4...|
|Apr-16-13|| ||chancho: Let me guess: <andrinogiardino> is <torrefan>.|
|Apr-19-13|| ||theodor: Halo dear friend. In a couple of days my premium membership will expire. I suggest you to copy my email from my forum, in order to contact me, when coming in Bulgaria. It was a honor for me being part of the CG highly distinguished community! So long...|
|May-07-13|| ||quantum.conscious: <tpstar> , <petrosianic>, <pinnedpiece>, <patzer2> - please see my last two posts on <rogoff> forum in response to <tpstar>'s comment about <king sacrificer>'s post.|
it is a serious matter (and potentially dangerous) and can not be taken lightly , imo.
|May-08-13|| ||tpstar: <quantum.conscious> Remember the first step is to welcome him into your heart with love. :-)|
He is a terrorist sympathizer, a terrorist, and an anarchist. He openly chooses senseless violence as some means to solve problems, without realizing how it only causes more problems. Moreover, his idea of "change" for the US and for Israel and even for Turkey would only make things worse. As was so adroitly stated, wanting missiles to attack your own country is Treason by definition. Reasoned discussion with such a violent person will make no nevermind. Except I am fully disappointed with the cognescenti who let his hateful comments pass unchallenged, and the researcher who finds his pro-terrorist views "well worth listening to" for some reason.
You and I must be cautious over the next six months. The Bad People are circling about, waiting to build some coalition to get us banned since we remember the smear campaign and the ethics violations. As international figures of intrigue, we pose a dangerous threat to free speech. Most of us law-abiding kibitzers here can accept that others have the right to post their opinions, but increasingly they want to suppress dissent rather than seek to refute it. They think they have a right to browbeat their adversaries into silence when they say things they don't care to hear, and they insist that others follow the rules even as they continually break the rules themselves.
Stay balanced! ;>D
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